I was thinking of you the other day. While I was standing out front of my shop. What looked like a red Barchetta, slowly drove past me. The hairs on my neck were standing up, just knowing that this was the first time that I'd ever seen one of my favorite cars in the wild. I watched as it went down the street and made a right turn down a dead end street. Ten minutes later, I was sitting at my desk. Not able to get one of my favorite Rush songs "Red Barchetta" out of my head, I jumped into my pickup truck to track down this elusive creature. After a short drive, I found it being pushed inside a industrial building that worked on old Ferraris. I asked the guy who was pushing the car, if I could take a look at it. He said "no problem". He said it was a 1947 one sixty six "Superxxxxx" something? It looked mostly unrestored, but in great shape. The race numbers "344" were large and across the aluminium doors and hood. The leather seats looked old and weathered, yet still far from falling apart. The guy said that it had a 2.5 liter V12. I told him that the pistons must be about the size of golf balls. He smilled and said "yea". I watched as he ran the engine while syncronizing the three 2 barrel carbs. The small, all aluminumm V12, with it's two big mags, looked like a smaller version of a P-51 engine. I'd love to know the race history of this particular car. For now, I'm just honored to have been in it's presents and keep having to reminding myself. "It's just a car"...
YouTube - Rush - Red Barchetta ( Exit Stage Left )
Wasn't this one was it?
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